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Mummy Found in Tucson Manhole Likely Electrocuted

An ID was found on the man but authorities are waiting on DNA to verify who he is

The mummified corpse of a man found in a Tucson, Arizona, manhole last month likely died of electrocution, authorities said Tuesday.

The Pima County medical examiner’s office said the dead man was found in an underground, high-voltage utility vault holding bolt cutters, with cut copper wires nearby. His body was discovered by Tucson Electric Power crews May 19, between one and two years after his death, the Associated Press reports.

Identification for a 51-year-old man was found with the remains, but authorities are awaiting results of a DNA test to confirm the identity of the deceased.




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